Ruling coalition decides to move ahead with CA process after April 13

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KATHMANDU, APR 09 – The ruling parties—Nepali Congress and CPN-UML—have decided to move ahead with Constituent Assembly process after April 13 even if the agreement is or isn’t forged with the opposition bloc. The ruling coalition decided so during a meeting held at Baluwatar on Thursday.

Emerging out of the meeting CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said that the ruling parties will hold dialogues with the UCPN (Maoist) led 30-party alliance until April 13 and then move ahead with the process. “We have decided to hold talks regarding different options that could be adopted until April 13,” he said, “They (opposition ) should come up with the options.”

Likewise, leaders Purna Bahadur Khadka and Narahari Acharya reiterating UML leader Nepal’s statement said that the ruling coalition will hold talks with opposition with optimum flexibility and move ahead with process after April 13.

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam informed that today’s meeting concluded deciding to meet on April 11 regarding the CA.

CA Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang, during Monday’s CA meet that commenced after nearly two months due to the boycott of the opposition bloc, had called the CA meet for April 13 postponing it for seven days.